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    #1

    What does the father say?

    Hi everyone,

    I do not understand what the father says at line 49 (0.37s). Could a native speaker please help me?
    https://childes.talkbank.org/browser...ter/020320.cha

    Thank you very much for your time.
    Last edited by Ukn9; 24-Jun-2020 at 11:54.

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    Re: What does the father say?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ukn9 View Post

    I do not understand what does the father says at line 49 (0.37s). Could a native speaker please help me?
    https://childes.talkbank.org/browser...ter/020320.cha

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    #3

    Re: What does the father say?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Thank you. Edited.

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    #4

    Re: What does the father say?

    I think he says "Want to climb up an' all?" You should wait for a British person to confirm this.

    That site's technology is fantastic!
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: What does the father say?

    Welcome Ukn9
    I agree with GS. That's what I hear too.
    Note that I've moved your thread to our Pronunciation and Phonetics section.

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    #6

    Re: What does the father say?

    We don't use and all that way in American English and it's a little faint, so I wasn't confident I'd heard it right.
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    #7

    Re: What does the father say?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I think he says "Want to climb up an' all?" You should wait for a British person to confirm this.

    That site's technology is fantastic!
    That is what I hear. It isn't something that I would say as a southern English native BrE speaker but the speaker is Scots, or possibly Ulster Scots. In this case "all" is a shorthand meaning whatever the child wanted to do after climbing.

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    #8

    Re: What does the father say?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    We don't use and all that way in American English and it's a little faint, so I wasn't confident I'd heard it right.
    We do- you did.

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